The Midwest Abode

Hi Y’all! Long time, no post. It has been 16 weeks since my last post. Unbelievable! Needless, to say I’ve been working a lot. It’s what I came here for. But work is not ALL I do. I make it to the gym a few times a week, take my dog for a walk at least once a week, go to church and bible study, shop, go out to eat. I do the latter less often than I used to (for a few different reasons) but I do love me some KC barbecue! And who knew I’d have such an affinity for Indian Cuisine?! It’s my most favorite comfort food ever!

A friend came to visit in February.

She’s a quilter who had never been to Missouri, so naturally I took her to Missouri Star Quilt Co in Hamilton, where she shopped ’til she almost dropped! We also visited Angela Walter’s shop here in Liberty, Quilting is My Therapy .

My friend actually worked for Hallmark for many years in AZ so I took her to the Hallmark Visitors Center AND we toured the Arabia Steamboat Museum. We had a grand time.

On the day she left, I got another visitor. A semi-permanent one. My youngest son Joshua.

He’s been with me ever since. He’s working (more in the last 3 mos than he has in the last 3 years! Praise God!) and is enjoying living in the Midwest.

And speaking of living in the Midwest, I bought a house! The one I fell in love with at first sight back in August.

Here are a few more pics of the unique beauty that is now our home.

And look at the new sewing space in the basement! There’s even an electric fireplace! I had to decorate my design wall with some orphan blocks to liven it up until I can get going on a project which hopefully will be soon!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the tour.

And Thank You Lord for allowing me to be the steward of such a lovely abode.

A Thread for Life

let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:22-23 HCSB

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My Quilter’s Bucket List

I didn’t even realize I had a quilter’s bucket list until I started typing this post.    But I do! And I’m happy to say I’ve already checked something off!

When I learned I was going to KCKS for work, I immediately planned a trip to Missouri Star Quilt Co in Hamilton MO! It’s just an hour away from where I was staying.

If you don’t already know about MSQC, you can read their story here.  It’s pretty amazing!

As soon as I arrived, I pulled out my phone to take a pic of the main shop and a nice lady, named Karen, stopped and offered to take my pic in front of the shop.  Quilters are such nice people!

Karen, an Aurifil Designer and Educator, (IG name is redbirdquiltco), informed me that the 2nd Annual Missouri Star Academy,  a 2 day event of learning and collaboration featuring 25+ designers, had just ended. Approximately 700 quilters from all over the world had been in attendance!  I’ll definitely be adding the Missouri Star Academy to my quilter’s bucket list!

The shops are amazing. Yes shops, as in plural! There isn’t just one shop. Missouri Star Quilt Co consists of twelve shops! Honestly, I was a little overwhelmed at first.

I spent a couple hours perusing and shopping then had lunch at the Hamilton Baking Company.

Downtown Hamilton is so cute!

It was a great visit but it would’ve been better if my sis and other close friends could’ve been there with me.  Someday ladies!

Other things on my quilter’s bucket list are: a quilt cruise, QuiltCon and Quilt Festival.  And I’m already making plans for Quilt Festival this November.

What’s on your quilter’s bucket list?

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Kind words are like honey— sweet to the soul and healthy for the body. – Prov 16:24 NLT

A Starlett is Born!

This beauty has been a WIP (work in progress) for over a year too.

It’s a commission for a friend who kept saying, “no rush”, so I did no such thing!

I took so long, she actually forgot what the pattern she chose looked like!

The pattern is called Starlett by Me and My Sister Designs.

I added the sashing so that it would drape on a queen size bed.

Isn’t she lovely?!

She was quilted by my super talented friend, @debclem6 (IG). Thanks Deb!

Until next time, happy quilting!

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